Mahito Yokota
横田 真人
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Yokota in 2017
Background information
  • Composer
  • orchestrator
Years active1998–present
Associated acts

Mahito Yokota (横田 真人, Yokota Mahito) is a Japanese music composer and orchestrator who works for the video game development company Nintendo.[1] He is most known for his collaborations with Koji Kondo in the Super Mario Galaxy series, along with Super Mario 3D World.[2][3][4] Prior to joining Nintendo in 2003, Yokota served as an audio director at Koei.

Works[edit | edit source]

Video games
Year Title Role Co-worker(s)
1998 Sangokushi Sousouden Composition/arrangement
1999 Saiyuki: Journey West Sound effects
2000 Kessen Sound director
2001 Kessen II Sound director
2002 Dynasty Tactics Sound director
Crimson Sea Sound director
2003 Dynasty Warriors 4 Composition/arrangement Various others
2004 Donkey Kong Jungle Beat Composition/arrangement
2006 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Orchestration
2007 Super Mario Galaxy Composition/arrangement Koji Kondo
2008 Wii Music Composition/arrangement Kenta Nagata and Toru Minegishi
2010 Super Mario Galaxy 2 Composition/arrangement Ryo Nagamatsu and Koji Kondo
2011 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Adaptation Takeshi Hama
Super Mario 3D Land Composition/arrangement Asuka Hayazaki and Takeshi Hama
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Composition/arrangement Hajime Wakai, Shiho Fujii and Takeshi Hama
2012 New Super Mario Bros. U Composition/arrangement Shiho Fujii
2013 New Super Luigi U Composition/arrangement Shiho Fujii
Super Mario 3D World Composition/arrangement Toru Minegishi, Yasuaki Iwata and Koji Kondo
2014 Mario Kart 8 Sound support Takahiro Watanabe
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Arrangement Various others
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Composition/arrangement Naoto Kubo
2015 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Adaptation Naoto Kubo
Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Music supervisor Koji Kondo
2016 Mini Mario & Friends: Amiibo Challenge Music supervisor Various others
2017 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Sound support Takahiro Watanabe
Arms Sound support Takahiro Watanabe, Ryoji Yoshitomi, and Yohei Miyagawa
Super Mario Odyssey Sound management
Year Title Role Co-worker(s)
2014 Pikmin Short Movies Composition/arrangement Hajime Wakai

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Greening, Chris. "Mahito Yokota Profile". Video Game Music Online. Retrieved 28 June 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Iwata Asks: Super Mario Galaxy 2". Nintendo. Retrieved 28 June 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Watts, Martin. "Mahito Yokota and Koji Kondo Discuss Their Involvement with Super Mario 3D World". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 28 June 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Interview with Super Mario Galaxy composers Koji Kondo and Mahito Yokota". Music 4 Games. Archived from the original on August 22, 2009. Retrieved 28 June 2014. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (|url-status= suggested) (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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